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Making Contact

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Media that helps build a movement: Making Contact is an award-winning, 29-minute weekly magazine/documentary-style public affairs program heard on 140 radio stations.

Media that helps build a movement: Making Contact is an award-winning, 29-minute weekly magazine/documentary-style public affairs program heard on 140 radio stations.

Location:

Oakland, CA

Networks:

NRP

Description:

Media that helps build a movement: Making Contact is an award-winning, 29-minute weekly magazine/documentary-style public affairs program heard on 140 radio stations.

Language:

English

Contact:

1714 Franklin Street #100-251 Oakland, CA 94612 510-251-1332


Episodes

The Way Home (Encore)

11/23/2022
What does food mean to identities struggling against colonialism and displacement? First, we visit the Blackfeet Nation in Montana as members of Indigikitchen harvest bison and talk about Native food systems. Then, we head to Bloomington, Indiana where a young archeology professor has brought methods of growing and sharing food from the deeper past to a modern Latino diaspora.

Duration:00:29:32

Post-Roe Abortion Access from The Response Part 2

11/17/2022
Mutual aid efforts to provide pregnancy prevention and medical abortion in post-Roe southern United States.

Duration:00:29:13

Post-Roe Abortion Access from The Response Part 1

11/8/2022
Our friends from the podcast The Response bring us their piece Abortion Access and Reproductive Justice in a Post-Roe Landscape, plus a quick update on how the issue of abortion access impacted the 2022 midterms.

Duration:00:29:30

Ollas Populares- Lessons from Lockdowns

11/1/2022
Groups all over Latin America turn to the age-old practice of communal cooking to feed citizens during pandemic lockdowns. A Buenos Aires arts organization solidifies their community, and a Peruvian architect brings new ways of building to the hillsides of Lima.

Duration:00:29:25

70 Million: Tribal Land, Banishment, Rehabilitation and Re-Entry

10/27/2022
This week on Making Contact - with assistance from our podcast partners, 70 million - we head to the state of Alaska, where rising violent crime and substance abuse have increased incarceration rates among Native Americans. Making use of their legal sovereignty, some Alaskan Native leaders issue “blue tickets,” documents that sentence offenders to legal expulsion. Journalist Emily Schwing looked into these banishment practices and their impacts on those affected by both tribal and state...

Duration:00:29:22

The Agony and the Ecstasy: Race and the Future of the Love Story Part 2 (Encore)

10/20/2022
We revisit a major race debate within the Romance Writers of America that began in 2019 and talk about why questions of race in art and in institutions are so relevant in today's America. This is a two part series.

Duration:00:29:11

The Agony and the Ecstasy: Race and the Future of the Love Story Part 1 (Encore)

10/12/2022
We revisit a major race debate within the Romance Writers of America that began in 2019 and talk about why questions of race in art and in institutions are so relevant in today's America. This is a two part series.

Duration:00:29:29

Where There’s Smoke: Asthma, Wildfires, and Fossil Fuels (Encore)

10/5/2022
One child’s experience in a neighborhood with high asthma rates and other health challenges.

Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice

9/29/2022
We talk to Raj Patel and Rupa Marya about their new book "Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice."

Duration:00:29:09

Revolutionary Mothering and Reproductive Justice

9/21/2022
In today's episode, Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs tells the birth story of the book she co-edited with China Martens and Mai'a Williams, Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines and gives context to the book with stories of the Reproductive Justice Movement.

Duration:00:29:25

Viva Brother Nagi from Kerning Cultures

9/14/2022
Nagi Daifallah was a young farm worker from Yemen who participated in the 1973 Grape Strike along with the UFW until he was murdered by a Sheriff. We visit his story via our friends at Kerning Cultures.

Duration:00:29:25

A History of Traditional Root Healing (Encore)

9/7/2022
In some parts of the world, traditional herbal remedies are the norm. When we think of natural remedies we tend to think of older generations living in remote areas, in far away countries, with little access to modern healthcare. We rarely think about the ancient medicinal plants that might exist in our very own cities. On today's episode we look at plant and herb medicines through the lens of Michele E. Lee the author of Working The Roots.

Duration:00:29:26

The Response: Heatwaves and Energy Poverty in the Mediterranean

9/2/2022
In today’s episode, we’re going to focus on energy poverty. When temperatures rise to the point where they become dangerous, what happens to people who can’t escape the heat? As temperatures continue to soar and extreme heatwaves become the norm, a lack of resources to stay cool — so, having access to things like air conditioning, for example, — is a huge issue across the world. To find out how people are fighting energy poverty, we visit southern Europe, a region that experienced a series...

Duration:00:28:56

70 Million – Forget Reform, They Want Abolition

8/24/2022
Making Contact is a 29-minute weekly program committed to investigative journalism and in-depth critical analysis that goes beyond the breaking news. On the web at www.radioproject.org.

Duration:00:29:17

The Way Home

8/18/2022
What does food mean to identities struggling against colonialism and displacement? First, we visit the Blackfeet Nation in Montana as members of Indigikitchen harvest bison and talk about native food systems. Then, we head to Bloomington, Indiana where a young archeology professor has brought methods of growing and sharing food from the deeper past to a modern Latino diaspora.

Duration:00:29:25

Capital City: Gentrification and the Real Estate State

8/11/2022
While wages have flatlined for most working-class people, rents have reached new highs, leaving most people struggling. But it’s not just in the US. The rising cost of living has affected the entire world. Samuel Stein’s new book, Capital City and the Real Estate State, highlights the growing influence of investment capital into land as the driving force behind gentrification and the power developers have over city and local governments. We talk to Samuel about the rise of the global real...

Duration:00:29:25

Hunger Strike! How Immigrant Taxi Drivers Took on City Hall

8/3/2022
New York City taxi drivers were drowning in debt because they had to buy their licenses from the city. We join our friends at the podcast Self-Evident to take a look at the hunger strike they used to renegotiate the terms of their debt.

Duration:00:29:19

Escape to Cairo from Kerning Cultures

7/27/2022
This week, we bring you a story from our podcast partner Kerning Cultures about Patrice Lumumba’s children, and their escape to Cairo.

Duration:00:29:15

How to Hold Back the Ocean

7/21/2022
More and more coastal communities want to build sea walls to prevent catastrophic flooding because of rising sea levels. But do they work? We talk about the risks of the planned seagates in New York and we visit Sapelo Island Georgia to learn about how to Gullah Geechee community plans to defend their ancestral lands by using a natural shoreline, built of oysters.

Duration:00:28:59

70 Million: When "Bail Reform" Isn't

7/14/2022
This week on Making Contact, we look at Bail Reform in the state of Texas with the help of our podcast partners 70 Million. For conservative lawmakers and bail reform advocates have long debated what bail reform can look like for those who cannot afford to bail themselves out of jail.

Duration:00:29:17